The “West” seems likely to be heavily involved in the “Middle East” for years to come.

This Briefing Note brings together in one place some of that region’s basic demographic and geographic data.

In this study, the “Middle East” is considered to comprise countries with all or part of their territories within a 2,000 mile radius of Teheran. It should be noted however that in a number of these countries (e.g. China, India, Russia, Ethiopia), a majority of their populations and land areas lie outside the territory usually thought of as the Middle East.


Download Briefing Note: BN#56